Acorn Acorn 6



Keyboard Shortcuts


If you often find yourself using the mouse to change the current tool you are using, you might be able to speed up the process by memorizing a few keyboard shortcuts.  If you forget which key goes to which function, take a look at the menus.


Don't like a particular shortcut, or wish a menu item had one?  You can change or add shortcuts via the Keyboard System Preferences, under the "Application Shortcuts" section.



Tool Palette Shortcuts:


<Tab>

Toggle Palette

C

Crop

V

Move

D

Reset front and back colors 

B

Paint

H

Pan

K

Flood Fill

I

Eye dropper / color picker

E

Erase, Instant Alpha

Z

Magnify / Zoom

O

Oval Shape

R

Rectangle Shape

T

Text

;

Line

Q

Quick Mask

F

Full Screen

⇧O

Smudge, Dodge, Burn, Clone

X

Swap the front and back colors

P

Bézier curve

N

Pencil

]

Increase brush size.

Hold down the shift key to increment 10x.

Spacebar

Switch to the pan tool momentarily


[




Decrease brush size

Hold down the shift key to decrement 10x.


M,  S,  L




Marque / Selection / Lasso

M selects the rectangular selection tool.  Pressing shift-m or s multiple times will cycle through the rect, oval, free select, polygonal, and magic wand selection tools.  Pressing L will toggle the free select and polygonal selection tools.







Layers


0,1-9

Cycle the current layer through various levels of transparency



⌥ ]

Select next layer



⌥ [

Select previous layer





Magnification / Zoom


+

Zoom in

-

Zoom out

1

100%.

2

200%

3

400%

4

Toggle between 800% and 3500% 

5

Toggle between 50% and 25%





Misc


⇧ Drag

Constrain the oval or rectangle selections and shapes to equal sides.

⌥ Delete

Fill the current selection or canvas with foreground color.

⌘⇧6

Make a new image from a screenshot

⌥⇧Delete

Fill the current selection or canvas with background color

ESC

Cancel current transform or crop operation

⇧Delete

Brings up the Fill… panel.

⌘^\

Anchors the Tool Palette to the top right

Delete

Deletes contents of currently selected layer


⌘⇧C

Show / Hide the Color Palette



⌘F

Perform the last filter again



⌘A

Select All



⌘D

Remove Selection



  ⌘Z

Undo previous action



⇧F

Toggle fill for a selected shape



⇧B

Toggle stroke for a selected shape





Legend:


Command Key

^

Control Key

Option Key

Shift Key